October 2017

Editorial: Enforce federal marijuana laws


Congress should repeal the Rohrabacher-Farr amendment, a single paragraph that handcuffs the U.S. Justice Department from enforcing federal marijuana laws in states where marijuana is legalized. Ex-president Obama and his minions attached the amendment to a massive budget bill and enforcement of existing laws went limp. But Attorney General Jeff Sessions is on the verge […]

Editorial: Good news from the City Council


Tulsa City Councilor Blake Ewing has great news for Tulsa. He’s not going to run again. Ewing could be the poster child for the profile of recent city councilors. Most are registered Republicans (the council races are “nonpartisan”) and all pretty much ignore the Republican platform. They are “chambercrats” who do not make any substantial […]

Unlike years ago, Halloween is a dark holiday these days


Here is what Halloween’s become in America. First, it’s about selling candy. When our kids were little, they would wind up with a huge bag of candy – way more than they should eat for weeks. Sometimes we tried to solve this problem by buying the candy and then either giving it away at work […]

United Nations leads the threat against personal property


This past summer my wife and I vacationed in Banf, a small town in the Banf National Forest in Alberta, Canada.  As we were driving between Calgary and Banff, we drove under several overpasses that looked like any other bridge, except that the top of the bridge was forested.  I presumed correctly that these were […]

And You Want a Raise?


Maybe the Tulsa School Board should have waited a week before approving a new 3-year contract for Superintendent Deborah Gist at a base salary of $241,000 plus benefits and allowances. If they had waited, they could have seen and read the results of the state’s new student tests.  The 2017 test were aligned with more […]

For the flag or anthem, ‘I will stand’


I don’t often jump on the bandwagon, nor do I write about the whims of the week. But mid-afternoon last Friday, I looked up and saw 4-year-old Titus the Honorable in my office doorway. This was a delightful surprise. Normally when he comes to my office, I can hear him running down the hall to […]

OU-Red Raider game might be an offensive explosion


From a statistical standpoint, Oklahoma and Texas Tech – two of the most prolific offenses in college football – may have another shootout in Norman Saturday night. The No. 10 Sooners host unranked Texas Tech at 7 p.m. OU surged past Kansas State 42-35 in Manhattan last Saturday while the Red Raiders lost to No. […]

OSU defense shines in Texas win; No. 22 UWV is next


Even with the best offense and best quarterback in America, the No. Oklahoma State Cowboys relied on great defensive play to squeak past unranked Texas, 13-10 last Saturday in Austin. Cowboy quarterback Mason Rudolph leads the nation in passing yardage (2,650) and OSU has the top passing offense (392 yards per game) and total offense […]